APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Liparis montagui (Donovan, 1804) - Montagu's sea snail (Rockpool fish images)
Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dorsal view 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- lateral view 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- lateral view posterior 1

The specimen above was found on washing the holdfasts of the brown algae Saccorhiza polyschides, Furbelows, collected from the shallow sublittoral at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 21.09.20.

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dorsal view 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- detail above pectoral fins 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- anterior view 1

Specimen found on the brown algae Saccorhiza polyschides, Furbelows in the shallow sublittoral on an extra low spring tide in the mouth of Sennen Cove harbour, 28.10.15.

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dark brown / white spots 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dark brown / white spots 2

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dark brown / white spots 3

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dark brown / white spots 4

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- dark brown 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- orange-brown 1

The three different coloured specimens above were found on washing the holdfasts of Saccorhiza polyschides, Furbelows, which were collected subtidally at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 25.09.18.

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side-view 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side-view 2

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side-view 3

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side view 4

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side view 5

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- top view 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- underside 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- head close-up 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- head close-up 2

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- head close-up 3

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- sucker close-up 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- sucker close-up 2

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- in pool 1

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side view 3

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- top view 2

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- side view 4

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- underside 2

Montagu's sea-snail
Liparis montagui
- in rockpool 1

Images of species taken across the south coast of Cornwall. Species is usually found in lowershore weed covered rockpools. Locations include Hannafore near Looe; Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell; and Wherry Rocks near Penzance.

Scientific and European Names:
Liparis montagui, Montagu's sea-snail, Montagu's sucker, Kleine Slakdolf, Limace de mer, Loche de mer, Kleiner Scheibenbauch.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Liparis montagui Montagus Sea Snail Sucker Rockpool Fish Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.